Resources

Toolkit on Indigenous women's rights in Africa

Forest Peoples Programme has created this toolkit to help indigenous women in Africa to better understand the African human rights system and how to use it effectively to secure their rights.

Protection of the right to land, territory and natural resources in regional and international law in Africa: A Toolkit for NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This toolkit provides information on the protection of the right to land, territories and natural resources in international and regional law in Africa. Its aim is to provide NGOs with concise and accessible information about the legal framework that exists for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in DRC with regard to their lands, territories and natural resources. It also provides useful information on the international and regional mechanisms which NGOs, and the indigenous peoples and local communities they work with, can use in order to claim their rights and advocate for the DRC government to respect its legal obligations at the international and regional level. 

Indigenous Peoples and United Nations Human Rights Bodies - A Compilation of UN Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council. Volume V: 2011-2012

This document contains Volume V of the series of compilations of United Nations human rights bodies’ jurisprudence pertaining to indigenous peoples and covers the years 2011 and 2012. It includes all of the UN treaty bodies and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council and its Special Procedures, and the Advice of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

New FPP Publications

Forest Peoples Programme (alongside partner organisations) has published three new publications; ‘Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund – A technical briefing for Indigenous Peoples, policymakers and support groups’, the third edition of ‘What is REDD+? A guide for indigenous communities’ and the second edition of ‘A Guide to Indigenous Women’s Rights under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women’.

Toolkit on Indigenous women's rights in Africa - Information note #3: The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa: A mechanism for promoting the rights of women throughout the African continent

This Information Note forms part of a new Forest Peoples Programme publication entitled Indigenous women’s rights and the African human rights system: a toolkit on mechanisms that was be launched on April 28, 2011 during the session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia.

New FPP Publication: Indigenous Peoples and United Nations Human Rights Bodies

A tool for organisations advocating for the effective implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide.   'A Compilation of the United Nations Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council, Volume III' outlines the standards set by treaty bodies until December 2008.